Profile Articles

  • Speed, Performance, and Public Profile

    May 17, 2016

    Co-authors: Gaurav Phapale and Oliver Tse A public profile page is a guest-accessible LinkedIn member’s profile page. When you visit the same profile as logged-in user, it’s called a member profile. For example, when you visit Jeff’s profile, you see member profile when you are logged in to LinkedIn and you see public profile when you are logged out of LinkedIn....

  • Profile Service Architecture

    Tuning Espresso’s JVM Performance

    January 15, 2016

    (Co-author: Amit Balode) Profile in Espresso The member profile page is one of the most-visited pages on LinkedIn. It allows other members to learn about a member's professional identity, experiences and interests. It’s crucial to make sure that profile views return as fast as possible. In this post, we’ll talk about our approach for handling profile traffic...

  • Profile 2.0

    Engineering the New LinkedIn Profile

    May 28, 2013

    Last year, we introduced a major redesign to the LinkedIn profile. Not only did we update the look and feel, but we added new features to the product in order to better showcase your professional identity. Blah vs. Huzzah! When considering the number of new features, the Profile engineering team realized we needed to completely rethink the technologies used for...